Scranton Seahorse Inn

End of Summer Special – Tuesdays Are Free

Am I really already posting an end of summer special?   It seems like the warm summer sunshine  just arrived and now in a few short weeks school will be starting all over and the wind down of Summer 2019 begins.

The good news is there is still plenty of time (and sunshine) left to plan a last minute getaway to the beach here  in Madison, Connecticut.   So if have haven’t taken the time or made the time to relax with your butt in the sand, the Scranton Seahorse Inn End of Summer Special is too good to pass up.    We have the inside scoop and great tips on the best places to relax, kayak, hike, eat and drink.

 

Any Tuesday night stay is free when you book a Sunday and Monday night.   The beaches are quieter on these days, there’s plenty of seating at our great restaurants in Madison, there are sunrises and sunsets that shouldn’t be missed.   Please make the time to call us today to  book your mini end of summer vacation before I make a new post about a winter special!

Offer is good thru the end of September and is valid only when reservations are made over the phone at 203.245.0550.

Turn The Tide On Plastic

Eliminating single use plastic is a worldwide initiative that gets a tremendous amount of press.  Educating yourself and then taking small steps to improve your own footprint isn’t difficult to do.

To help educate and to encourage there has been an active town wide program here in Madison for a few months that has been adopted quickly and effectively.   Our “Turning The Tide on Plastic” is not mandated but has seen a lot of success.  Chamber of Commerce executive director Eileen Banisch stated “we want people to want to do this, not have to do this”.  Many of our local businesses have taken steps to immediately eliminate plastic products from their offering.   For example, don’t be surprised if the straw in your water is a paper straw and don’t be offended if you’re encouraged stop using single use bags from the grocery store.

Because of our proximity on Long Island Sound we have a very keen interest on the amount of pollution that we can easily eliminate.  I’m very lucky in life that I get to walk the beach every day all year round.   I long for the day that I don’t have to pick up garbage while I’m walking.

Here at the Scranton Seahorse Inn we are taking steps to help too.

  • We have a 5-gallon bottle of water dispenser that we encourage guests to use to refill their reusable water bottles
  • Our soap is hand made locally and wrapped in recycled paper
  • Beginning this summer our toiletries and amenities will be packaged in recycled and recyclable material.

I’d love to hear what you’re doing as an individual, family or town to help Turn The Tide on Plastic.

We look forward to seeing you at The Scranton Seahorse Inn soon.

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT CERTIFICATES

Mother’s Day

Gift Certificates Available

 

Help the mom(s) in your life relax and rejuvenate.   Life these days can be hectic.  Does your mom forget to getaway to take a break and get pampered?     A gift certificate for a stay at The Scranton Seahorse Inn will help her remember that it’s time to getaway!

We’ll be sure to take care of mom while she’s here and point her in the direction of our favorite spas, shopping boutiques, beaches and restaurants – all of which she can walk to while she’s here.   It’s as though Madison, Connecticut was built for moms!

As an added bonus we’ll include a bottle of wine with every gift certificate purchased for $250 of more.

 

 

Order your gift certificate before Thursday and we’ll overnight it to in time for Mother’s Day.  Or, we can email a copy to you for you to froward to her or to print at home.    Call us today at 203.245.0550.

 

 

 

Don’t Miss Philadelphia

Philadelphia is just 4 hours from Madison, Connecticut and should definitely be on your itinerary if you’re touring the east coast.  Our guest writer Dylan has included this highlights of this great city in his 3rd and final piece on cities to visit when traveling in this area.   A 4 hour drive makes Philly too long to make it a day trip but using Madison and the Scranton Seahorse Inn as your home base is easy.  We always offer to let you check out for a day or two and store your luggage with us.  Coming back to relax on our beach and  reminisce is a good way to round out your trip.  

Part 3 of 3

Philadelphia, PA

The Southern-most city on our quick road trip guide, Philadelphia also has plenty of things to see and do. Known as the “Home of Rocky Marciano” and “Where the Signing of the Declaration of Independence took place”, this is one city that you do not want to miss if you have four hours to spare from Madison.

City of Brotherly LoveOne of the aspects that Philadelphia is known for is its influence in the arts. Therefore, you must come explore the Philadelphia Museum of Art, where you will find everything from sculptures, portraits, and landscape paintings. However, before you come explore this amazing museum, do not forget to take a selfie in front of the Rocky sculpture. The sculpture is located at the bottom of the stairs to the art museum.

Similar to Boston and New York, Philadelphia has its own historical influence too. One of the must sees in the city is to visit Independence Hall. It is important to note that entrance to the hall is by ticket only. It is important to get your tickets early.

You may be hungry after all that walking around in the city. You also may hear to either go to Pat’s or Geno’s Steaks. However, if you want to go where the locals go, then head on over to Jim’s Steaks. This family-owned restaurant has been a local favorite since 1939 when it first opened its first location in West Philadelphia.

Philadelphia is also home to some of the top schools in the country. Some of the universities in the area are Pennsylvania, Drexel, and Temple , which are all near to each other.

Like Boston and New York, Philadelphia also has their sports crowd too. The city is home to the Eagles(football), Flyers(Hockey), 76ers(basketball), and Phillies(baseball).

Given the central location of Madison, Connecticut, it is fairly easy to take a quick car ride to Boston, New York, or Philadelphia. Each city has its own flavor and its own activities to see and do. Go out and explore. Have fun.

Don’t forget to read the first 2 parts of this series – Boston & New York City.

Winter Wednesdays Are Free

This winter when you book a Monday and Tuesday night stay your Wednesday night is on us.

Winter is madisonclockgreat season to be here on the Connecticut Shoreline and in Madison.  And I promise  you won’t run out of things to do. Are you looking for quiet down time with a book, a movie, or maybe a spa treatment or two?  Are you like me and love walking the almost empty beaches and trails in winter? Winter concerts? Gallery events?  Wine dinners? We have all those too.

If you’re not sure what to do I’ve got the inside scoop on things to see and do & places to eat and I’m happy to help build your 3-day-getaway itinerary.   Don’t forget, your Wednesday night is free!

Call me today at 203.245.0550 and let’s book your winter escape!

“…An Unforgettable Overnight Stay”

Owner & Innkeeper, Michael Hafford We sure loved hearing that The Scranton Seahorse Inn was included in this story about unforgettable places to stay in Connecticut.   If you’re considering a vacation in Connecticut this list might help determine path.   We hope you include us & Madison in your Connecticut summer vacation 2016!

Click here to read the story written by Taylor Ellis for Onlyinyourstate.com

See you at the inn!

Welcome June!

June!Am I the only one that looks forward to welcoming THIS month more than the rest?   June starts that phase of “ahhhhh” we all look forward to and take advantage of.   Whether it’s lying down on a beach blanket, riding a bicycle, walking through the woods or eating a grilled hot dog, it seems most of us figure out how to turn it down a notch & appreciate simplicity.    Why do we wait so long!?   In this day and age, some of us need to write it on the calendar or tell Siri to remind us to relax today.  Whatever the reason and whatever it is that helps you relax, please take some time and do it.

Keep checking back with us for specials throughout the summer.

See you at the inn!

Best Romantic Weekend Getaways in Connecticut

25 Best Romantic Weekend Getaways in Connecticut

Here’s a great little story with some tips on great romantic getaways in Connecticut – and WE are in it!  Always a thrill for me to read about the Scranton Seahorse in these publications.   It’s a great list and I’ll admit that we are keeping some pretty good company.   Hopefully you’ll be able to add a few of these, including us, to your summer get away plans.

See you at the inn!

Our relaxing porch overlooking the gardens

Our relaxing porch overlooking the gardens

Thursdays are Free in April

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Book a Wednesday night stay in April and stay over on Thursday…for free.  Nada.  Nunca.  Zilch.  Zero.  Zip.   That should get you over hump day real quick!   Pick out your favorite room here and then call us at 203.245.0550 to make your reservation.

This special is So good and is for April 2106 only and cannot be combined with other discounts, specials or giveaways.

Just another reason to make a trip down to the Connecticut Shoreline.

 

Anything Goes!

Cole Porter Anything GoesCalling all Cole Porter fans.    Anything Goes opens on April 8th and plays through mid June.   The venue is just 20 minutes from our front door at the spectacular  Goodspeed Opera House located right on the Connecticut River.     Click here to be taken to the ticket office to pick your dates and seats.

“In olden days, a glimpse of stocking
Was looked on as something shocking.
But now, God knows,
Anything goes!

=Cole Porter

Call the inn at 203.245.0550 if you need help purchasing tickets or planning a trip that includes a show at legendary Goodspeeed Opera House.